This post by Jennifer Flaten
Oh, what a tangled skein we weave when we lose our concentration.
For all the knitting I do, I should own a swift, which is device that allows you to neatly wind the yarn into a ball, but I don’t.
My chief reason for not having a swift is that I am cheap. They are just pricy enough to make them seem like a luxury item. Until this happens and I spend hours, literally hours picking apart this giant tangle of yarn then I think no price is too high.
Because I don’t have a swift, I usually put the skeins over the back of a chair and patiently wind the ball up. 9 times out of 10, it works fine. Oh, but that 10th time, such a mess. Not even sure, how I got it so tangled up, operator error I assume. I should have known better, this is a very thin yarn; it knots if you look at it funny, and I had the audacity to try to tame it into a ball.
I have about half the yarn balled up. Now, I can make a much smaller item with the yarn I rescued from this mess or I can patiently sit and pick the tangle apart and get the whole 420 yards of yarn.
If I decide to try to unravel this mess I will treat it as an exercise in patience, I will try to find the Zen in picking is mess apart. Imagine how peaceful I will be, either that or certifiable.
Now I need to pick the perfect pattern to go with this yarn, because I am definitely not ripping it out to start again.
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